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Tiga buku pertama yang ditulis dan diterbitkan saya.

The first three books written and published by me.

"Berpetualang ke Aceh: Mencari Diri dan Erti".

ISBN 983-42031-0-1, Jun 2006

"Berpetualang ke Aceh: Membela Syiar yang Asal"

ISBN 983-42031-1-x, Mei 2007

"Berpetualang ke Aceh: Sirih Pulang ke Gagang?"

ISBN 978-983-42031-2-2, November 2007

Buku keempat bertajuk "Rumah Azan". Diterbitkan April 2009 oleh syarikat Karnadya dengan pertolongan Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, buku ini memaparkan gambar-gambar cantik berserta cerita di sebalik masjid-masjid terpilih yang boleh dikaitkan dengan sejarah Melayu Islam dan pembentukan negara Malaysia.

The fourth book titled "Rumah Azan". Published in April 2009 by the company Karnadya with the help of Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, this book features beautiful pictures along with stories behind selected mosques which could be related to the history of Islam and the Malays and the formation of the nation of Malaysia.

Buku kelima saya "Ahlul Bait (Family) of Rasulullah SAW and Malay Sultanates" diterbitkan awal 2010. Ia merupakan terjemahan buku "Ahlul Bait (Keluarga) Rasulullah SAW dan Kesultanan Melayu" karangan Hj Muzaffar Mohamad dan Tun Suzana Othman ke dalam bahasa Inggeris untuk pasaran antarabangsa.

My fifth book "Ahlul Bait (Family) of Rasulullah SAW and Malay Sultanates" was published early 2010. It is a translation of the Malay-language book "Ahlul Bait (Keluarga) Rasulullah SAW dan Kesultanan Melayu" authored by Hj Muzaffar Mohamad and Tun Suzana Othman turned into English for the international market.

Seperti buku ke-empat saya "Rumah Azan", buku ke-enam "Kereta Api Menuju Destinasi" juga adalah buku mewah yang diterbitkan oleh syarikat Karnadya dengan kerjasama Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka. Keluar Januari 2011 ia memaparkan gambar dan cerita tentang pengembaraan menaiki keretapi ke seluruh Semenanjung Malaysia berserta tempat-tempat menarik yang boleh dicapai dengan cara ini.

Like my fourth book "Rumah Azan", the sixth book "Kereta Api Menuju Destinasi" is also a coffee-table book which is published by the company Karnadya with the cooperation of Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (the main Malay literary body in Malaysia). Coming out January 2011 it features pictures and stories on the adventure travelling by train to all of Peninsular Malaysia along with the interesting places which could be reached this way.

Buku ketujuh saya "Jejak keluarga Yakin : Satu sketsa sejarah" pula ada sebuah coffee-table book atau buku mewah yang ditulis, disunting, direkaletak dan gambar-gambarnya diambil sendiri oleh saya. Keluar dari kilang Oktober 2011, buku yang menggabungkan sejarah keluarga dengan sejarah tempat-tempat seperti Singapura, Johor, Batu Pahat, Muar malah ada sejarah Pulau Jawa dan Inggeris sekali ini telah diulas dengan saya ditemu ramah secara langsung dalam program Selamat Pagi Malaysia di RTM1. Lihat artikel Siaran langsung ulasan buku "Jejak keluarga Yakin : Satu sketsa sejarah" dan temu ramah di Selamat Pagi Malaysia. Sedikit isi terpilih ada dipaparkan dalam Sneak peek "Jejak keluarga Yakin : Satu sketsa sejarah".

My seventh book "Jejak keluarga Yakin : Satu sketsa sejarah" in turn is a coffee-table book which is written, editted, designed and has pictures taken by me. Coming out of the factory October 2011, this book which combines family history with history of places such as Singapura, Johor, Batu Pahat, Muar and in fact the history of the island of Java and England has been reviewed with me interviewed live in the program Selamat Pagi Malaysia at RTM1. Look at the article Siaran langsung ulasan buku "Jejak keluarga Yakin : Satu sketsa sejarah" dan temu ramah di Selamat Pagi Malaysia. Some selected contents have been featured in Sneak peek "Jejak keluarga Yakin : Satu sketsa sejarah".

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Terbaru : Siri novel "Berpetualang ke Aceh" kini boleh didapati dalam bentuk e-book. Masuk http://www.e-sentral.com/, klik kategori novel am dan pergi ke mukasurat 4. Anda juga boleh taip perkataan "Aceh" pada kotak carian. Atau terus klik Buku 1, Buku 2 dan Buku 3.

Latest : The "Berpetualang ke Aceh" series of novels could now be obtained in e-book form. Enter http://www.e-sentral.com/, click general novel and go to page 4. You can also type the word "Aceh" at the search box. Or click straight Book 1, Book 2 and Book 3.

Friday, December 29, 2006

Gambar berkaitan Tokku Paloh (Pictures to do with Tokku Paloh)

Masyarakat Malaysia yang celik sejarah perkembangan Islam di Kepulauan Melayu serta cerita para wali yang terlibat mesti pernah mendengar nama Tokku Paloh. Beliau atau nama sebenarnya Sayyid Abdul Rahman Al-Idrus adalah ulamak terkenal yang menjadi guru kepada Sultan Zainal Abidin III, pemerintah Terengganu penghujung abad ke 19. Tokku Paloh juga dikenali sebagai wali Allah penuh karamah yang sangat ditakuti penjajah.
Malaysian community who is aware of the history of the propagation of Islam in the Malay Archipelago and the stories of the saints involved surely must have heard the name Tokku Paloh. The man whose real name is Sayyid Abdul Rahman Al-Idrus is a famous religious scholar and teacher to Sultan Zainal Abdin III, the ruler of Terengganu late 19th century. Tokku Paloh is also known as a saint of Allah full of miracles and was much feared by the colonialist.
Ada diceritakan bahawa apabila Inggeris cuba berunding meminta tanah kepada Sultan Zainal Abidin, baginda menyuruh mereka berjumpa Tokku Paloh kerana katanya Terengganu ini ada tuannya... Maksudnya Tokku Paloh lah yang lebih berhak membuat keputusan. Pegawai Inggeris telah pergi ke rumah wali Allah itu untuk berunding. Tokku Paloh bertegas tidak mahu memberi walau seinci pun tanah. Inggeris yang berang bangun untuk menunjukkan kemarahan tetapi kerusi pula melekat dipunggung mereka. Lalu Tokku Paloh memerli mereka: "Sudahlah tanah kita mahu diambil, kerusi kita pun mahu dibawa lari..."
It is told that when the English tried to negotiate asking for land from Sultan Zainal Abidin, he asked them to see Tokku Paloh because he said Terengganu has its owner... Meaning Tokku Paloh has more right to decide the matter. The English officers when to the saint of Allah's house to negotiate. Tokku Paloh insist he won't give even an inch of land. The English went mad and rose up to show their displeasure but the chairs were stuck to their bottoms. So Tokku Paloh commented: "Not only do they want to take our land, they also want to take away our chairs..."
Dalam peristiwa lain pula, Inggeris mengajak Tokku Paloh berunding di atas kapal perang. Tujuan mereka adalah untuk mengugut secara halus dengan mempamirkan kekuatan angkatan laut mereka dengan meriam berkuasa tinggi yang mampu membedil pantai Terengganu, satu taktik yang dikenali sebagai "gunboat diplomacy". Tokku Paloh cuma menyengetkan serbannya lalu seluruh armada kapal laut Inggeris turut senget sama! Pada masa yang lain pula, mereka cuba menghampiri perairan Terengganu tetapi melihat ia dijaga pahlawan-pahlawan Melayu siap bersenjata sejauh mata memandang. Ini menyebabkan mereka takut menjajah Terengganu selagi Tokku Paloh masih hidup.
Di sini, saya sajikan sedikit gambar berkaitan Tokku Paloh, diambil ketika perkelanaan di Pantai Timur baru-baru ini. Silakan...
In another scene, the English invited Tokku Paloh to negotiate on a warship. Their intention was to scare him discreetly by showing off their naval might with high-powered cannons capable of bombarding Terengganu shores, a tactic known as "gunboat diplomacy". Tokku Paloh only had to shift his headgear to one side and the whole English armada shifted on their sides too! At other times, they tried to approach the coast of Terengganu only to see it guarded by Malay warriors as far as the eyes can see, This made them scared to colonialise Terengganu as long as Tokku Paloh is still alive.
Here, I want to show some pictures related to Tokku Paloh, taken while travelling the East Coast recently. Go on...

Bangunan makam lama di Jalan Makam Lama, Cabang Tiga, Kuala Terengganu.
The old tomb at Jalan Makam Lama, Cabang Tiga, Kuala Terengganu.
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Makam lama milik Sayyid Mustafa Al-Idrus, dikatakan meninggal dunia tahun 1794. Beliau adalah antara ahli keluarga kabilah Al-Idrus yang terawal sampai ke Terengganu. Untuk makluman, Sayyid Mustafa adalah moyang Tokku Paloh.
The old tomb of Sayyid Mustafa Al-Idrus said to have passed away the year 1794. He was among the earliest member of the Al-Idrus family to have arrived in Terengganu. For information, Sayyid Mustafa is Tokku Paloh's great grandfather.
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Masjid Tokku Paloh berdekatan Muzium Negeri Terengganu.
The mosque of Tokku Paloh near Terengganu State Museum.
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Kawasan tanah perkuburan yang mengandungi makam Tokku Paloh di Kampung Paloh
The cemetery area containing the tomb of Tokku Paloh at Kampung Paloh.
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Makam Tokku Paloh ditanda batu sungai.
The tomb of Tokku Paloh marked with river stones.
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